Quick College

Quick’s rich history of community events and the amazing collage of residents reaches back to the 1920’s. An enormous bank of knowledge and skills has accumulated in our local area. The recently formed Quick College provides opportunities to share those skills.  This can take the form of a club, workshop, retreat, field trip or an activity yet to be imagined.  Quick College Coordinator Sue McDiarmid is at the ready to support facilitators/instructors to design, publicize and deliver as needed.  Upcoming Quick College events are communicated via email notices, posters, and on the Round Lake Community Association website Quick College page. Reports about events that have occurred are also published on this page periodically.

NEW! Join QUICK COLLEGE SINGERS for six instructional sessions and a performance in July!

SING!  MAKE MUSIC!  HARMONIZE!  Learn a variety of songs by rote or by note from different genres from spirituals to classical melodies, children’s songs to old folk favourites and then perform them all in a summer concert at Round Lake Hall. Adults and their children 12+ are welcome; no experience necessary, just a desire to sing and have fun.

INSTRUCTOR Lori K. E. Koop is a professional teacher and singer who has lived in the Valley for almost 20 years. Lori currently lives on Walcott Road, a suburb of Quick on a 5 acre farm with her two young boys, a huge garden, circular orchard and many wandering geese, ducks, chickens, and cats. For more information, please see Lori’s biography: Lori Koop Biography

Course Dates:  Tuesday and Thursday evenings from July 3rd through 19th, 7 to 9 p.m. (JL 3, 5, 10, 12, 17, 19, and performance on Sunday July 22, 7 p.m.     Location:   Round Lake Hall

Registration: Please register by June 28th: Quick College by email at:  quickcollege@roundlakebc.com  OR phone Sue at 250-846-9390 or Lori at 250-846-5576.

Course fees of $85 payable by June 28th: e-transfer to Lori Koop by e-mail:  legacymusicstudio71@gmail.com  or  by snail mail to: Lori Koop, 24227 Walcott Road, Telkwa, BC V0J 2X2.

REPORT ON PAST EVENTS

An Evening with Quick Poet, Curt Gesch

Quick resident, Curt Gesch, is best known locally as a forage farmer and experimenter extraordinaire, and the producer of the “Just Farmers” newsletter. He and his wife, Betsey, traveled to Iqaluit in August 2017 to visit their daughter. Curt was inspired to pen a series of poems about their observations, experiences, and new friendships, and presented them with accompanying photos to an appreciative gathering at the Hall on Saturday evening, February 17th.  Thank you, Curt and Betsey, for sharing your learning and experiences with our community!
Curt’s book of poetry is available soon from Curt Gesch:  phone  250-846-9511  / email cgesch63@gmail.com     Cost is $5. Curt generously donated proceeds from the first 20 copies to Round Lake Community Association to support Quick College programs.

Quick Drop-In Darts
Local dart players, as well as visitors from Topley Dart Club, enjoyed games and socializing at Round Lake Hall on Tuesday evenings through the long winter of 2018. Thanks to the generosity of the Topley Dart Club, the Quick Club received dart boards and equipment, and refurbished them. The Club plans to continue through the fall and winter coming.

Weaving with Anneh Kessels of Willow Bender Baskets
Anneh is an experienced basket maker, who lives in Quick, and Quick College has benefited from her basket and structure weaving courses for our first two years. Anneh taught two courses in March: at the Weaving Garden Supports class, participants wove tomato cages and a wooden fence.  At the Willow Basket Weaving class, medium sized bicycle baskets were woven. Willow used in courses is gathered by Anneh from Quick and surrounding areas.

Introduction to Hand Spinning

In April, participants learned to produce wool or alpaca yarn using various spinning wheels and a drop spindle and, due to some wheels having operational idiosyncracies, also learned about spinning wheel operation and maintenance. The course was taught by Angela Young, a Bulkley Valley alpaca fiber producer until recently.

If you have questions, ideas, or suggestions about the college programs, please contact Quick College Coordinator by email at: quickcollege@roundlakebc.com